Another tough mountain stage has seen the end of a three-day stint in the Pyrenees at Le Tour de France.
As predicted, it was again a popular choice to be in the day’s breakaway. Despite being unsettled at times, what started as a large group of 22 still produced the stage 12 winner in Joaquim Rodriguez (Team Katusha).
Not involved in the action at the front, ORICA-GreenEDGE settled in a rhythm with the main groups to complete the grueling 195km stage.
“Today was a punishing day on a number of levels,” sport director Matt White said. “There was a lot of climbing, after two previous big days of climbing, and also the temperature dropped from about 40degrees to 16degrees and rain.”
|1||Joaquim Rodriguez (SPA) - Team Katusha||5:40:14|
|2||Jakob Fuglsang (DEN) - Astana Pro Team||0:01:12|
|3||Romain Bardet (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||0:01:49|
|4||Gorka Izagirre (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:04:34|
|5||Louis Meintjes (RSA) - MTN - Qhubeka||0:04:38|
|6||Jan Barta (CZE) - Bora-Argon 18||0:05:47|
|7||Romain Sicard (FRA) - Team Europcar||0:06:03|
|8||Mikael Cherel (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||0:06:28|
|9||Alejandro Valverde (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:06:46|
|10||Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky||0:06:47|
|110||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:33:34|
|131||Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:33:34|
|160||Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:36:54|
|161||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:36:54|
|163||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:36:54|
|174||Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:36:54|